Monday, March 05, 2012

Tuesday Recipe: Taco Salad: Whole30 Style

After work, after my run, after baseball registration I whipped up this salad for my tomorrow lunch and dinner. Oh my gosh. It is SO good that I ended up eating it tonight for dinner along with Troy!  He wasn't sure about the purple cabbage but at least gave it a try.  His response "not bad" as he shoveled the last forkful into his mouth!

 I made a ton so I am going to drop off a tupperware for my sister at CrossFit-she brings my nephew to the same building for Taekwondo after my CF class, which is going well. Although last Thursday I learned that i have no skill in learning snatch , clean and clean and press. I suck miserably but practiced all weekend with a piece of PCV pipe because my form is horrible. Hopefully at class tomorrow it isn't as horrible as it was last Thursday.

This is REALLY good:

Brown 2 pounds grass fed beef
Season with 2 T chili powder, 2T garlic powder, 1/2 salsa, 2T cumin, 1 T ground  pepper, 1 T red chili pepper flakes

1 head purple cabbage
1 clump green onions
2 mangoes oh my gosh how I love mango
2 cucumber
1 avocado
3 T olive oil
2T balsamic vinegar

Place greens onto plate, pile on beef. Oh yeah!  The cool crisp vegetables and fruit with the warm spicy beef is just wonderful.

Speaking of beef..I found another grass fed beef producer in the area that will DELIVER to me free of charge any Thursday!  Awesome.

My first batch will arrive this Thursday. He also invited me out to his farm to check out the operation. Gotta like that. I don't imagine I will see cows knee high in manure, being fed corn and being dosed with antibiotics because their stomachs can't digest corn.  OK, that's another tangent.

So enjoy the Taco Salad above. You will like.


Damon said...

The Oly lifts will come in time. Part of it has to do with flexibility, and I found that 25 years of focusing on running long distances has really messed with my mobility. But, I am constantly improving in the Oly lifts and their sub-components (such as the OH squat). Give it time, don't push the weight too much - focus on form over weight moved - and they will get better.

Jensamom23 said...

Discovered you last night on the BC class. Very inspiring story you have. And this receipe looks yummy!